Coffee County Leadership Graduates 19

Coffee County Leadership Class of 2017 graduated 19 area professionals in a celebration at Lakewood Golf Course in Tullahoma.

Coffee County Leadership is a personal development program designed to educate participants on community dynamics and issues while also motivating participants to develop and utilize their knowledge and leadership skills in addressing important community issues and needs for the economic well-being and quality of life of Coffee County and our region.

Throughout the 10-month class, participants took on small group projects, helping local organizations such as the Hands On Science Center, Coffee County Veterans Court, Imagination Library, TN Reconnect, and others.

For information on becoming a part of next year’s class, email or call the Manchester Chamber at 728-7635.

Congratulations to the 2017 graduating class!

Smithson to Compete for Miss Tennessee

Congratulations to one of our very own, Hillari Smithson, who is representing Parsons, Tennessee, as she competes for the opportunity to be crowned Miss Tennessee. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors degree in Finance.
A Business Development Officer for Ascend Federal Credit Union, Hillari adopts the platform of the FUNdamentals of Finance, educating Tennessee’s youth and hopes to encourage decision makers to include financial literacy in K-12 curriculum across the state. Hillari has performed over 65 financial education seminars that have targeted over 2,000 attendees of all ages.

A career-driven young woman, Hillari is an active member of several chamber and nonprofit organizations state-wide and is an Ambassador with the Manchester Chamber. Hillari also serves as the Coffee County Young Professionals Vice- President and Leadership Development Chair. A passionate advocate for both Tullahoma and Manchester, she strongly abides by the purpose of CCYP – To connect, unite, and further develop young professionals into the best generation of leaders, knowing that when leaders are empowered, their community benefits most.

Good luck, Hillari! Your community will be cheering you on!

Bonnaroo to be Featured on TN Tourism Snapchat

Tennessee Tourism will be featuring Bonnaroo on our Snapchat story this weekend. You can catch all the action by following “Tennessee” on Snapchat.

The story will take place on Saturday, June 10 as a way to showcase the culture of the festival. Instead of featuring bands on site, we will showcase all non-music activities that happen on ground, such as the longest conga line and the sketchbook as well as fun foods found around the festival.

Snapchat has proven to be a tremendous addition to the tool box in expanding ways to showcase all Tennessee has to offer.

Tennessee Tourism launched its Snapchat channel in October 2016 with a series of videos featuring music superstar Garth Brooks as he revisited places in Tennessee that helped shape his music and become the first recording artist in history to earn 7 Diamond Certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Tennessee Snapchat followers were able to watch the stories and download ticket codes to a free sold-out concert, which took place at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre on October 18. The Garth Brooks Snap stories received more than 8 million views.

Tennessee Tourism has used this new audience on Snapchat to showcase attractions across the state including Jack Daniel Distillery, Dollywood, Beale Street and Elvis Week, along with behind-the-scenes profiles on up-and-coming music artists such as Drew Holcomb, Seth Ennis, The Young Fables and Whissell resulting in an additional 2.5 million views. In May, the Memphis World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was the subject of a Snapchat series and contest profiling the Memphis-based barbecue team, Brown Chicken Brown Cow.

Please help spread the word about this exciting Snapchat story showcasing Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.

Manchester is one of Tennessee’s Safest Cities

LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in Tennessee and Manchester was ranked as one of the safest. Congrats on the recognition!
Using licensed data, each city’s crime index was rated against the state and national average crime index. And, Manchester has a crime index that makes it the #26 safest city in Tennessee!
The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here:
Everyone wants to know that they live in a safe place! It provides a sense of comfort and security. Manchester is one of the safest towns in the entire state of Tennessee.